Gene Healy Says It’s Time To End Congress’s Blanket Authorization of Force

It may sound hard to believe, but Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., isn’t always wrong—at
least when he states the obvious: “9/11 is a long time
ago,” he said Wednesday, “and it’s something that needs
to be looked at again.” The “it” is the post-9/11 Authorization for
Use of Military Force resolution, or AUMF, adopted three days after
the terror attacks, and now going on its lucky 13th year. Gene
Healy says that after two imperial presidents in a row have treated
that authorization like a permanent delegation of congressional war
power to the president, it’s time to put an end to the policy.

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from Hit & Run

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